Around South Hagerstown

October 20, 2008


October seems to be winding down pretty fast.

We just got a new addition to the family - a German shepherd puppy. Needless to say, I feel like I've just had another baby ... but so far, so good.


Attention all South High orchestra students from 1968 to 1971, parents, and friends of Marvin Hurley: There will be an alumni concert and dinner Saturday at North Hagerstown High School. A covered-dish dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and Hurley will take the podium at 8 p.m. If you are a former student wishing to play or attend, call Marianne Gooding at 301-733-8597.

Grand Sunday Brunch

The Washington County Chapter of the American Cancer Society will hold its 19th annual Grand Sunday Brunch at Next Dimensions on Sunday, Nov. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a new location for the event.


The "Road to Recovery" volunteers will be honored. These trained volunteers give of their time to transport cancer patients to and from treatment.

Lou Scally will be the master of ceremonies. Music will be provided by Panache Entertainment. There will be face painting by Mary Jane Koontz, and magicians Hugh McVeagh, Dean Burkitt and Jim Greer will entertain.

Tickets are available at Next Dimensions, 132 Old National Pike, Hagerstown.

For brunch menu, go to


The Academy of Finance at South Hagerstown High School will hold a Panera Bread fundraiser now through Oct. 31 to help finance its trip to the New York financial district.

Individuals can purchase a strip of six coupons, which can be used at Panera bakery for specific items, or a strip of six coupons for bagels. The strip of coupons costs $10 and orders may be placed with any Academy student, teacher or advisory board member. It is anticipated the strips will be delivered to customers the week of Thanksgiving.

Fall frolic

The Women's Club, at 31 S. Prospect St., will hold its fall frolic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crossroads Garden Club creations, homemade items, baked goods and raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving turkey dinner will be available for purchase. Lunch will be served.

Orders for chicken corn, vegetable beef and ham and bean soups for $5 a quart or $2.50 a pint, country ham sandwiches for $2.50 each and apple dumplings at $2.75 can be placed by calling the club at 301-739-0870 by Wednesday.


A women's business workshop will be held Monday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Academy Theater in downtown Hagerstown.

The workshop is titled "Power of Influence - Awaken the Coach Within!"

Tonya Leary, owner of T.S. Leary Associates, will lead the workshop, which is co-sponsored by Hagerstown Business and Professional Women and Small Business Development Center,

Tickets cost $20 for the dinner and program, or $15 for the program only.

To register, call Donna Smith at 301-797-8761 or e-mail

Art show

Visitors and patrons to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown had the opportunity to vote for the Popular Prize Award in the 2008 Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition. The show is in its 76th year.

Sponsored by Howard's Art Supplies & Frames of Hagerstown, the award winner wins $100 in art supplies from the store on Dual Highway.

Phillip Colgan of Etters, Pa., received the most votes for his oil painting, "Daybreak." Honorable mention awards went to Janet Siegmann Salter of Hagerstown for her oil painting, "Miss Virginia" and Donna Fink of Pasadena, Md., for her watercolor, "Kimono."

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